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So far Gideon Epstein has created 23 blog entries.

Smoking

SMOKING Tobacco smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of death and disease in Australia with smoking estimated to kill almost 19,000 Australians a year and responsible for 9.0% of the total burden of disease in Australia in 2011. It is associated with an increased risk of a wide range of health conditions, including; heart [...]

November 29th, 2019|Clinic News|

Measles Nov 2019

In 2019 there have now been 47 cases of confirmed measles notified in Victoria. Almost all cases are in people who are not fully immunised against measles, who have either travelled overseas or been in contact with travellers from overseas in Victoria. Many cases are people born since 1966 who believed they were fully immunised [...]

November 26th, 2019|Clinic News|

Thunderstorm Asthma – Be Prepared!

What is epidemic thunderstorm asthma? Grass pollen season brings a seasonal increase in asthma and hay fever. It also brings the chance of thunderstorm asthma. When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, caused by high amounts of grass pollen and a certain type of thunderstorm,  it is [...]

September 10th, 2019|Clinic News|

INFLUENZA (FLU) SEASON HAS ARRIVED! 2019

HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF INFLUENZA! WHAT IS INFLUENZA (THE FLU)? INFLUENZA is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. INFLUENZA is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. Influenza is caused by infection with INFLUENZA viruses A, B and rarely C. It mainly affects [...]

March 29th, 2019|Clinic News|

WOMEN’S HEALTH

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 8TH MARCH 2019! Take control of your health this Women’s Day. If you have been putting of going to the Doctor recently, here is your sign to make an appointment and get it done. Women are recommended to have a general check-up with their GP every year.  The aim of a health check is [...]

March 8th, 2019|Clinic News|

MEASLES ALERT

**MEASLES OUTBREAK** There has been an additional unrelated case of measles in a returned overseas traveller who may have been infectious whilst in the Point Cook area between Monday 4 February and Friday 8 February. This is in addition to the previously reported confirmed case of measles who has spent time in and around the [...]

February 15th, 2019|Clinic News|

Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Now that January is over, life has calmed down slightly, it's time to focus on you and healthy lifestyle choices. A lifestyle choice is a personal and conscious decision to perform a behaviour that may increase or decrease the risk of injury or disease. Healthy lifestyle choices in our everyday lives can benefit us both physically and [...]

February 12th, 2019|Clinic News|

More About Skin Cancer…

Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma melanoma– the most dangerous form of skin cancer! Both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are known as non-melanoma skin cancer. FACTS! Approximately, [...]

January 9th, 2019|Clinic News|

BE SUNSMART

BE SUNSMART The new year is usually the time we start new habits. Why not make yours an effort to Slip Slop Slap Seek Slide & Skin Check this summer? Good sun protection slows the signs of ageing and most importantly, prevents skin cancer. There is no such thing as a safe tan – whether from [...]

January 4th, 2019|Clinic News|

SKIN CANCER CHECKS

WHAT IS SKIN CANCER? Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma melanoma– the most dangerous form of skin cancer Both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are known [...]

January 2nd, 2019|Clinic News|